Erasmus Days: Outcomes

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Erasmus+ DaysToday we celebrated the #ErasmusDays, with an on-line event presented in our previous article. The event brought together 9 youngsters, seven visually impaired/blind and two non-visually impaired, together with three project coordinators and a member of staff, from the consortium of partners.

The agenda of the on-line meeting can be found here.

The outcomes of our event, organized by Karabaglar Kaymakamligi Turkey, Asociatia Babilon Travel Romania and Lifelong Learning Network Republic of North Macedonia, can be found below: (more…)

Erasmus+ Days

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Erasmus+ programme celebrates each year its aniversary. Asociatia Babilon Travel is supporting this wonderful event by organizing an on-line meeting with potential participants to one of our international projects: Ball for All.

This on-line meeting will take place on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 14:30 Romanian local time and will bring together youngster from three European countries: Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey and Romania. (more…)

INVICTUS: Inclusion via Culture of Sports

Posted Posted in Erasmus+, Invictus, KA-1, Projects, Youth Exchange

INVICTUS is another Erasmus+ project where Asociatia Babilon Travel is acting as partner and sending organization. It could be the first project that will start its main activity, a youth exchange, after the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic.

If everything will run as expected, the youth exchange will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, between August 28 and Septenber 5, 2020.

Continue reading…

Difference Create No Distances: First Press Release

Posted Posted in DiCreNDi, Erasmus+, KA-1, Press Releases, Projects

PRESS RELEASE
Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1st of August, 2020
DIFFERENCES CREATE NO DISTANCES
project financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

The consortium of 6 partners is starting the international project  Differences Create No Distances, an Erasmus+ Youth multi-activity project, financed by the European Union and developed by Asociatia Babilon Travel in partnership with the Highschool for Visual Impaired Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Projekte Vullnetare Nderkombetare (Albania), Ikkaido Inclusive Martial Arts (Ireland), Mreza za Dozivotno Ucenje (The Republic of North Macedonia) and Polski Zwiazek Niewidomych (Poland). Continue reading…

ATS4VIP: The second intellectual output

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The second phase of the ATS VIP Project is underway. This phase is entitled Creation of an OER for accessible, safety and secure travelling of visually impaired persons

It began in April 2020 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2020.

The aim of IO2 is the development of the OER platform that will contain information and innovative content related to accessibility, safety and protection during the trip, especially adapted to people with visual impairment and blindness. All project partners from North Macedonia, Romania and Spain are actively working for the optimal functioning of the OER platform

For more information, you can follow this link: http://www.atsvip.eu/

ATS4VIP: The first intelectual output

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Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons (ATSforVIP) is an Erasmus+ project financed by the European Union.

The consortium of partners, Mreza za Dozivotno Ucenje (Lifelong Learning Network) North Macedonia, IT Solutions for All Spain and Asociatia Babilon Travel Romania, were working on the first intellectual output of the project which aims at development of a methodology meant to study and compare accessibility and mobility services present in the European countries, mainly focusing on accessible tourism and confront these findings with the needs of visual impaired persons.

You can find more information on the project website: http://atsvip.eu/methodology.php

IN TOUCH: Maria’s testimonial

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With the support of BabilonTravel NGO, I’ve had the pleasure to travel to Greece and participate at the IN TOUCH project, a project focused on inclusion and entrepreneurship for youth with few life opportunities and diminished capabilities. The seminar was predominantly tackling the concepts equity and equality in the entrepreneurial domain. Within the 5 days, I’ve participated at peer-to-peer support activities through which the above mentioned concepts were implemented. (more…)

Skate-Ring for All: In Pictures

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Skate-Ring for All is en Erasmus+ Youth project, co-funded by the European Union.The project promotes the participation of young people in sports activities that enable social integration, creating and strengthening personal, social and communicative skills.

The main activity was a youth exchange that took place in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, in January, 2020. (more…)

Accessible Travel Solutions for Visual Impaired Persons

Posted Posted in ATS4VIP, Erasmus+, KA-2

The project partners within the project “Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons” (ATSVIP) held their first kick off meeting on January 13th in Skopje, Macedonia.  The project is co-founded by the Erasmus plus Program of the European Commission, Key Action 2.

Project ATSVIP is implemented by a Consortium of 3 partners from 3 European countries (Romania, Spain and Macedonia).  Within this project, the ATSVIP consortium will develop accessible travel solutions for visually impaired persons.

The first meeting has been held in Skopje on January 13, 2020 and the project partners were welcomed by the host and leading partner Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) Macedonia. At the meeting, the partners reviewed the envisioned project activities, intellectual outcomes and expected results. The partners agreed to focus on travel solutions for visually impaired persons taking into account existing situation for visually impaired in bus transportation, railway and air transportation.

The project partners outlined the activities related to research under Intellectual Output 1, and initial structure and the design of the OER Platform under Intellectual Output 2. The partners also agreed on project logo and the web domain, in order to foster project visibility and to launch dissemination activities.

It was agreed the next meeting to be held in June 2020 in Malaga, Spain.

Skate-Ring for All

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Asociatia Babilon Travel is part of the Erasmus+ Youth project Skate-Ring for All, co-funded by the European Union.

The aim of project is to promote idea of integration into society and culture young people visually impaired. Visual impaired persons will motivate the other participants to believe in themselves, raise their self-esteem, overcome their fears, discriminations, raise their awareness and become more open towards others. (more…)

One Look, One Culture The Youth Exchange in Perugia

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“One look, one culture” Youth Exchange will offer participants the opportunity to discuss the accessibility of European cities for blind and visually impaired people in social, architectural and cultural aspects. They will learn how to create work conditions in intercultural group where members can have special needs.

32 participants from Romania, Macedonia, Poland and Italy will help to improve Perugia’s accessibility for visually impaired people. Continue reading…

Inclusive Internet Radio: Our next challange

Posted Posted in Erasmus+, InRadio, KA-1, Projects, Youth Exchange

InRadio-Logo-1200-346“Inclusive Internet Radio” (InRadio) is one of many of our approved projects in 2018. It is an Erasmus+ KA-1 youth mobility project where low budget (community) web radio broadcasting is used as a tool of youth participation and social inclusion. It will provide 2 main activities, an advance planning visit (APV) and a youth exchange (YE).

Both activities will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania: the APV during January 10-13, 2019, and the YE between March 8-16, 2019 (including travel days). Continue reading…

Swim to Live 3: Masters

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SWILI2-001The New Year is here in a glimpse and together with it the brand new project of Babilon Travel NGO, within the Erasmus+ Sport program of the European Union. Its title: Swim to Live 3 (SWILI3).

It is the third approved project, from a program started in 2017 and entitled Swim to Live. The first one (2017) was dedicated to adult people that were not actively involved in sport and outdoor activities. The second one (2018) involved children, with and without disabilities, as beneficiaries. The project that will start in January 2019 (Swim to Live 3) is about seniors, age 50+ that are already active in different areas, like sport, learning languages, reading, gardening, playing an instrument, etc.

The Voice of Invisibles

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CoverThe Voice of Invisibles is another inclusion project of Babilon Travel NGO, financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Programme.

The main activity is a training course held in Durres, Albania, between October 1-7, 2018.

The Voice of Invisibles aims to increase the awareness and develop skills of youth workers on fostering social inclusion and diversity, by involving young people with fewer opportunities in outdoor activities, creativity with recycling, mobility, and volunteering.

VIP Culture – Youth exchange in North Macedonia

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TeamworkVIP Culture is a brand new Erasmus+ project, in which Babilon Travel NGO is acting as partner and sending organization.

The main activity is a youth exchange that will take place in Krushevo, North Macedonia, during September 24 – October 1, 2018.

The aim of our project is to promote the idea of integration into society and culture of visually impaired or blind young people. The project intends to motivate the participants to believe in themselves, to raise their self-esteem, to overcome their fears, discriminations, to raise their awareness and to become more open towards others. Continue reading…